Breeding Rules

Resident Mares and Non-resident Mares

The rules are simple and effectively create two categories of mares: resident and non-resident. To qualify for registration as a New York-bred, the mare must FOAL in New York State and meet the domicile requirements specified below.

Resident Mares: Must be continuously in residence in New York State from within 90 days after last cover in the year of conception, and thereafter remain in residence until FOALING the following year, with no breed-back required.

Non-Resident Mares: Must FOAL in New York State, remain in the state for a continuous period of 90 days after foaling, AND be BRED BACK to a registered New York-based stallion before leaving the state.

Jockey Club Certification: Please note that no horse can be registered as a NY-bred without first receiving certification from the Jockey Club.

For further information, contact the Fund Registrar at (518) 388-0174..

Registered NY Stallions

A stallion must be registered with the New York State-bred Registry and must be (1) owned by a resident of this state and standing the entire stud season in this state, or (2) owned by a resident of another state but standing the entire stud season in this state and leased by a resident of this area for a term of not less than one year. Leases must be filed with the New York State-bred Registry.